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What Art ad Antiques should you collect right now that will increase in value in the future?

As an Art and Antiques Appraiser, Dealer and Collector, I am frequently asked by my Clients, “What should I collect right now that will increase in value in the future”? ... read more

Mystery of 18th Century Watercolour of Unknown Plantation in Jamaica Solved

In 2006 the Yale Center for British Art at Yale University, with money from the Paul Mellon Fund, purchased an 18th Century Watercolour of an unknown Sugar Plantation in the ... read more

Joseph Batholomew Kidd (1808-1889) – Scottish Landscape Painter

View of a Country Residence near Kingston, Jamaica. From a Lithograph by Joseph Bartholomew Kidd, London, 1838. Collection: Brett Ashmeade-Hawkins. Joseph Bartholomew Kidd (1808-1889), Scottish Landscape Painter. Born in Edinburgh, ... read more

James Hakewill (1778-1843) – English Architect and Painter

View of Bryan Castle Great House, Trelawny, Jamaica. From an Aquatint by James Hakewill, London, 1825. Collection: Brett Ashmeade-Hawkins. James Hakewill (1778-1843), English Architect and Landscape Painter. Born in London, ... read more

Jamaican Colonial Planters Chairs

An exceptionally fine Early 19th Century Jamaican Colonial Planter’s Chair. Jamaican Mahogany, inlaid with Rosewood, and Leather. c.1830. Private Collection. This style of Chair was first made in the City ... read more

Spode China – The Peacock Pattern

An Early 19th Century Spode China Platter in the Peacock Pattern, Number 2118. Stoke-on-Trent, England, c.1820. Collection: Brett Ashmeade-Hawkins. This exquisite Oriental Design was based on a unique Chinese Export ... read more